The Inspired Home Show 2023 Shows Strong Performance

Increased exhibitor and retailer participation drives enhanced discovery, connections and commerce.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 13, 2023) — The Inspired Home Show 2023 wrapped on March 7 at McCormick Place in Chicago after four highly productive days. After an initial return in 2022, the Show demonstrated significant year-over-year increases in both exhibitor and retailer participation. More than 1,600 exhibitors and nearly 30,000 home + housewares professionals from 125 countries came together to discover new products, reconnect with colleagues and advance the industry.

“The 2023 Show was an incredible step forward in the post-pandemic recovery of face-to-face events for the home + housewares industry,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the International Housewares Association. “The enthusiasm and positive feedback we have seen over the last four days reminds us all how important it is to gather the industry together in-person every year. It was particularly rewarding to see the return of so many who were unable to participate last year.”

Strong support for the Show was demonstrated by the industry, through the presence of major key retailers and leading exhibiting brands. Attendees confirmed at the Show included senior-level executives, DMMs, GMMs and buyers from major retailers around the world including:



  • Ace Hardware
  • Albertsons
  • Aldi
  • Amazon
  • Ashley Furniture
  • At Home
  • Bargain Hunt
  • Bealls
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Belk
  • Big Lots
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Bloomingdales
  • Burlington Stores, Inc.
  • Camping World
  • CB2
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Crate & Barrel
  • CVS Health
  • DDS Discounts
  • Dillard’s
  • Do It Best
  • Dollar General
  • Ebay
  • Family Dollar
  • Farm & Fleet
  • Food Lion
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hammacher Schlemmer
  • Hannaford
  • H.E.B.
  • HG Buying
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • Homegoods
  • Hy-Vee
  • Imperial Distributors
  • JC Penney
  • Joann Fabrics
  • Kohl’s
  • Kroger
  • Lowes Home Improvement
  • Macy’s
  • Meijer
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot
  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
  • Overstock
  • Pampered Chef
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Qurate/HSN/QVC
  • Ross Stores
  • Sam’s Club
  • Southeastern Grocers
  • Starbucks
  • Sur La Table
  • Target
  • The Container Store
  • TJX Companies
  • Tuesday Morning
  • UNFI
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Wakefern
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Wayfair
  • Wegman’s
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Williams Sonoma
  • World Market
  • Zulily



  • La Anónima, Argentina
  • Minimax, Australia
  • TJX, Australia, Canada, Italy, Europe
  • Amazon, Australia, Canada, Mexico
  • Best Buy, Canada
  • Canadian Tire, Canada
  • Federated Co-Operatives, Canada
  • Hudson’s Bay, Canada
  • Loblaw, Canada
  • London Drugs, Canada
  • Stokes, Canada
  • The Home Depot, Canada
  • Costco, Canada, Mexico
  • Walmart, Canada, Mexico & Central America
  • PriceSmart, Central America
  • Falabella, Chile
  • Sodimac, Chile
  • Alibaba Group / Tmall Global, China
  • Beijing LivingKitchen Group, China
  • Elemental Kitchen, China
  • Jeronimo Martins, Colombia
  • Pepe Ganga – Almacenes Maximo, Colombia
  • Bahne, Denmark
  • SallingGroup, Denmark
  • Almacenes De Prati, Ecuador
  • Almacenes Juan Eljuri CIA, Ecuador
  • Corporación El Rosado, Ecuador
  • Pycca SA, Ecuador
  • Sukasa SA, Ecuador
  • Almacenes Vidri, El Salvador
  • Almacenes Siman, El Salvador, Nicaragua
  • EK Retail, Germany
  • Home Shopping Europe, Germany
  • OTTO, Germany
  • REWE Group Buying, Germany
  • Tchibo, Germany
  • QVC, Germany, United Kingdom
  • Homemart SA, Guatemala
  • Nuevos Almacenes SA, Guatemala
  • Home Centre, India
  • Landmark Group, India
  • Home Store and More, Ireland
  • Westwing, Italy
  • Isetan Mitsukoshi, Japan
  • Takashimaya, Japan
  • Coppel, Mexico
  • El Palacio de Hierro, Mexico
  • HEB, Mexico
  • Liverpool, Mexico
  • Mercado Libre, Mexico
  • Sam’s Club, Mexico
  • Sears, Mexico
  • Soriana, Mexico
  • Woolworth, Mexico
  • Illums Bolighus, Norway
  • Farmacias Arrocha, Panama
  • S&R Membership Shopping, Philippines
  • Stores Specialists, Philippines
  • Coupang, South Korea
  • El Corte Inglés, Spain
  • Heng Leong Hang Co (hengstyle), Taiwan
  • Lulu Group International, UAE
  • Tavola, UAE
  • Asda, UK
  • Fenwick, UK
  • Harrods, UK
  • Lakeland, UK
  • Next UK, UK
  • Sainsburys, UK


Major exhibiting companies returned with new products to show off – including many that were unable to participate in 2022, including:

  • Aroma Housewares
  • Atlantic Promotions /Starfrit
  • Bradshaw Home
  • Core Home
  • Danica
  • Dexas International
  • Emson
  • Epilady USA
  • French Bull
  • Full Circle
  • G&S Metal Products
  • Godinger Silver Art
  • Handi-Foil
  • Hestan Culinary
  • Lifetime Brands
  • Made by Gather
  • Mr. BBQ Products
  • Nordic Ware
  • Nostalgia Products
  • OXO
  • Polder Products
  • Pro-Mart Industries
  • Progressive International
  • Roborock (HK) Limited
  • SodaStream USA
  • The Metal Ware Corp.
  • Thermos
  • Volume Brands
  • Westinghouse Electric


A complete list of exhibiting companies and brands, along with product details can be found on IHA’s Connect 365 Platform or through the mobile app.

The Show featured multiple new and returning attractions, including:

  • Addition of the Travel Gear + Luggage category, created in partnership with the Travel Goods Association.
  • The pre-Show New Exhibitor Preview and Trending Today, which featured brands and products new to the Show and that support at-home entertaining.
  • The gia Global Innovation Awards, honoring excellence in home + housewares retailing, product design and student achievement.
  • Four keynotes focused on the future of home + housewares trends in consumer and retail evolution, including one by Walmart’s Head of Home Goods and General Manager of Home Marketplace.
  • Innovation Theater sessions featuring industry experts such as Joe Derochowski of Circana (formerly The NPD Group); Anita Desai, TikTok’s Head of Home and Living; and leaders from Newell Brands discussing their consumer occasions-based marketing strategy.
  • The return of the Housewares Cares Charity Gala, benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the James Beard Foundation, Winning with Wyatt and the V Foundation.


The Inspired Home Show 2024 will take place March 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Registration is currently open at .




The International Housewares Association is the 85-year-old voice of the housewares industry. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (, and offers its 1,300 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy; export assistance; industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch Report; executive management peer groups; group buying discounts on business solutions services; direct-to-consumer engagement through; and an independent news and information platform through



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